If you're an avid follower of Fashion Week, you probably already know that textured hair is one of this season's most coveted hairstyles. Whether it's tight curls, the 'wet' look, or crimped hair, texture has been spotted on models at multiple different runway shows. So this fall and winter season, arm yourself with a matte spray and texturizing paste to style your hair.
One of our favourite texturized looks? A low, crimped ponytail spotted at Ulla Johnson's Spring/Summer 2017 show. The look is stylish, yet low-key and easy to re-create, and can be worn for an elegant evening out or a casual night in. Better yet, the low ponytail is the perfect style to sit underneath a warm, winter hat.
To help you take the perfect, textured hairstyle from runway to real-life, Get The Look is giving you a step-by-step tutorial that's ideal for long and medium length styles. Who knows, maybe it could become your cool-weather go-to!
HAIR TUTORIAL: TEXTURIZED LOW-PONYTAIL
The first step in re-creating this cool-girl ponytail is to separate your hair down the middle with a fine tooth comb. Spray a generous amount of thermal protective spray for curly hair through your locks to prevent heat damage while heating up a large barrel curling iron.
To create perfect waves like the ones on the models, start by dividing your hair into two sections (top and bottom) and place the top section on top of your head with an elastic to keep it out of the way. Starting on the bottom section of hair, wrap smaller sections of hair (starting 5 centimetres from the root) around the barrel, leaving the ends out. Repeat until you've curled the entire bottom section of hair.
Once your hair is curled, brush the hair out to create looser waves, then spray a matte spray onto the bottom section and scrunch the hair. Detach the top section of hair from the elastic and repeat step 2.
Brush out the top section of hair, then again, spray it with a matte spray and scrunch with your fingers for a more dishevelled look. Work your strands even further by wrapping them around your finger to create a more defined wave. Next, bring your hair to the lower back of your head, and tie it into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Take a small section of hair from the ponytail, and wrap it around your elastic to hide it. Secure the strand with bobby pins.
Free a few fine strands of hair near your ears for a more laidback look. Finally, to mimic the frizz effect, heat a small texturizing hazelnut paste with your fingers. Slowly, slide your fingers back from the middle of your head (where the elastic and ponytail begins), up towards your roots. This will give you a romantic, dishevelled look.
Finish off your look with a generous amount of hairspray and voila! A texturized ponytail!